Posted by: cindybythesea | January 1, 2020

Doubling Down On The Future

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Roaring 20’s

To “double down” secondary to the term used in card games is to” strengthen ones commitment to a particular strategy or course of action typically one that is potentially risky.
I remember standing elbow to elbow in a throng of people on December 31, 1999. Excitement was as high as the fireworks bursting overhead in a dizzying array of color. I was at Aloha Tower in Honolulu and it was a night to remember. The start of a New Year, a New Millennium, a New Century and a new decade. Hopes were high for the future and with so many new beginnings ahead it seemed as though anything were possible. But those feelings of euphoria would soon be challenged in ways that none of us could have imagined and nothing thereafter would ever be the same.

For me, it began a tumultuous period where I would find myself divorced by the end of the year and living far from home in a place I had never been before. A personal tragedy that was closely followed by a national tragedy just a year later on 9/11. A tsunami of epic proportions that would shake both the nation and myself to the very core. For me, it would be eight years before I would recover from the anger and disappointment I felt with God. I was disillusioned and my faith suffered greatly as I faulted God for not preventing what had happened. But by mid 2008 God graciously began a work in me that would bring restoration and by the end of 2017, my ex-husband and I were remarried. Something that at the time I would never have believed possible.

Yes, 2008 was a turning point for me. It was also a turning point for the nation when Barak Obama was elected President that same year. He campaigned on the promise of change and was elected on that same premise and for the next eight years, he more than delivered. And the nation moving forward was forever changed.
And now following one of the most divisive years in the history of the country we find our selves on the eve of a decade that some are likening to the “roaring 20’s” of the last century. Not exactly a good thing, I’d say. Consider how Wikipedia describes this period of American history –
“It was a time marked by a general feeling of novelty associated with modernity and a break with tradition. Everything seemed feasible through modern technology.” An era ended by the Wall Street crash of 1929″.
A break with tradition ….. sound familiar ….. and set to double down in the next decade. Something I find very interesting considering that an 1100 foot asteroid dubbed 99942 Apohis will make a close brush with earth on April 13, 2029. Almost a full century after the Wall Street crash on October 24, 1929 and with a 2.7% chance of hitting it is something of concern. Interesting that the name Apophis in Egyptian lore is the Great Serpent …. associated with earthquakes, thunder, darkness, storms, death and chaos. All adjectives that I believe will characterize the days ahead.
I wish you all a Happy New Year! Keep your focus on Jesus! And as always-

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

* I’ve had trouble with the formatting on this post. Please accept my apology.

Posted by: cindybythesea | January 8, 2020

Closed Until Further Notice

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“Who was ever silenced like Tyre surrounded by the sea” Ezekiel 27:32

If you like me are following the events in the middle-East you might be asking yourselves this question. How does this line up with Bible prophecy and what might we expects next.

For the last few days I have been reading various articles regarding what I believe was the rightful removal of a very evil man. As you can  imagine opinions vary with whom you’re reading.  Those who hate the President criticize him vehemently and of course  despise anything he might do and those who strongly support the President seem (in my opinion) a bit overly optimistic at what the outcome might be. A little too much rah rah you might say which belies the seriousness of the situation and ignores the fact that our nation is in serious need of repentance. God is under no obligation to bless us as long as we stubbornly hold on to our sins. And no amount of firepower or bravado can change that.

Let me preface this by saying that I believe Trump has been put in office for such a time as this. Hand picked by God for his stubborn tenacity in accomplishing his goals. Particularly when it comes to Israel. What other American politician would have done the things that he has done such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem? None, nada … not one. No wonder he (Trump) is known as the modern day Cyrus.  Cyrus King of Persia who allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem in order to rebuild their temple. Contrast that with Haman (the other famous Persian) who sought to annihilate the Jews and we all know how that turned out. This present conflict has everything to do with blessing or cursing Israel. And as we move towards Purim we will see this conflict heat up in ways we can only imagine.  And while President Trump is accomplishing the purpose of his appointment to power I do not believe that will result in a pass for the nation unless we repent of our sins.

This past Saturday night I had a dream that I found to be quite interesting. It’s short but perhaps significant. Not necessarily prophetic and perhaps just the result of some of my own preconceived ideas nevertheless, I will share it here. Hopefully, it will tie together with some of my other thoughts.

The dream –

In this dream I was visited by a cousin third removed by the name of Felicia. Felicia is someone I see maybe once a year at family gatherings but do not keep in touch with on a regular basis. Felicia is very athletic and had a baseball scholarship to a college in Southern California when she was young. In the dream, she was accompanied by someone I can only vaguely describe as unsavory. Somehow she had become acquainted with this person for his supposed interest in her baseball career. I don’t recall any particular conversation but somehow I was aware of these things.  At the end of the dream she got in to a car to leave …. and as she did she shot me a look of disdain as the unsavory man insisted on getting into the car and leaving with her.

End of dream

As I thought about this dream I realized the significant part of it had to do with the name Felicia. On looking it up I found that it means “happy, happiness or happy times”.   I take this to mean that “happy times” are departing. And not for me specifically but for the nation. This I determined by the fact that baseball has been known as the national past time and was one of the first forms of leisure and entertainment we enjoyed.  The unsavory character I identify to be the current situation we find ourselves in.

You know the more I think about it the less I think that Donald Trump is here to MAGA – Make American Great Again as he is MIGA – Make Israel Great Again. And for that he has achieved his purpose. But God also uses people and situations as instruments of his judgment. And I believe the conflict we have just entered into will do just that. We are a nation addicted to idol worship. We worship at the feet of entertainment, leisure, self absorption and convenience. All of which lead to greater sins like abortion, sodomy, pedophilia, pornography and pride just to mention a few. America can never be great again because America refuses to repent of her sins and no Donald Trump or political party can fix that.

No one wants to hear it but folks, the party is over. The happy times we have known are on the way out. Turn to Jesus while there is still time and humbly ask him if he will remember mercy in judgment. And while this may sound extremely dour and pessimistic to some …. we must remember it is joy that the Lord promises us not happiness. Happiness is fleeting and based on circumstances while joy – true joy – is found in Jesus and Jesus alone. And as long as we have Jesus that can never be taken away from us. A thought I hope we can all hold on to in the coming days.

And as always –

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 

Posted by: cindybythesea | December 9, 2019

2020 – Coming into View

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The Possible Cascadia Disaster of early 2020

I think most of us would agree that the prophetic buildup during this past year has been like nothing we have ever seen before.  And we are likely on the cusp of events that we can hardly imagine leading up to the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2020 is going to be an amazing year. The culmination of what 2019 has set the stage for. You can just feel it. And whatever it is that comes it will be at least double of what we expect. Twenty is an interesting number. According to the  Bible Numerology website the number 20 symbolizes the cycles of completeness also a perfect period of waiting, labor or suffering that is compared to a trial and rewarded.

One of the things that has caught my interest recently is the John Paul Jackson prophecy that foresees a monstrous earthquake on the West Coast following what he believed to be a hurricane type storm of the same area just prior. And as many of you know the West Coast did get pummeled over Thanksgiving with a very powerful storm described as having hurricane force winds causing many to wonder if this were the storm Jackson was referring to. If you are not familiar with the prophecy by John Paul Jackson you can read it here in an article by Michael Snyder at his blog post “ End of the American Dream“,

Any seismic activity on the West Coast is particularly concerning to me as I have a daughter living in the shadow of Mt. Rainier in Olympia, Washington  – often described as being the most dangerous volcano in the United States Rainier is a volcano watched closely for any activity that might suggest a seismic event was imminent. The problem with this is that this area is so densely populated that any warning given to the general public would result in mass chaos and gridlock as people try to escape an impossible situation.

On Sunday the first of December a 3.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:31 p.m. It was felt 80 miles away and is just one of more than a dozen earthquakes since Thanksgiving day. And while “this is perfectly normal” according to the Seattle Times they also warn that “people living near Mount Rainier should prepare for what might happen in the event of an eruption.” Well, there you have it. Nothing like playing both sides of the fence.

Since that time I have been praying about what might constitute a warning. A warning one might see ahead of the one issued by authorities to the general public. I have discussed it with my daughter and we feel confident that the Holy Spirit will lead them as to what they should do when the time comes. They are believers and I know that whether God delivers them or not they ultimately are in His hands. So, I have peace with that.

That being said. On the night of Tuesday December 3 or the early morning hours of Wednesday December 4th I had a most unusual dream that I believe may apply. I’ll relate it here for any of you who may find it of interest.

THE DREAM

The dream starts with me being at some kind of contest. Perhaps a race. Somehow I knew that everyone who participated was supposed to win a prize. A good prize. Nothing rinky dink. When I got my prize it was a size 9 pair of running shoes. I informed whoever it was that presented me with the shoes that they were too small.  I did not wear a 9 but a 9 1/2. Could they please exchange them. This person then left and returned with a drink in a tall paper cup. It had a lid on it as well as a straw. The person handing it to me was careful to say  “don’t worry about it I had a hat on”. Which I took to mean that it was pure and uncontaminated from anything. The hat preventing anything from falling in to the drink you might say.  It was a clear liquid which I took to be Sprite as it was in a soda cup. I still thought this person was going to bring me the shoes but they never returned and so I felt like instead of getting a really good prize all I got was this drink. I was a bit disappointed.

As I was leaving I saw a couple I know but had not seen in at least 40 years or more. It was Joe and Verna Mirabal. Verna had been one of the neighbors living next to my grandparents when I was a kid. I was shocked to see her and said hello. She informed me that they were just leaving as Kent ( her younger brother who was my age) had just died 20 minutes earlier.

END OF DREAM

Interpretation –

With the help of my daughter who I often refer to as Seven Stars this is our interpretation.

The contest or race at the beginning of the dream is similar to the idea of running the race in the Christian life. And while I expected to receive running shoes it was not what I needed in this particular case. What I did need was the Holy Spirit as represented by the drink in the cup. At first I thought it was weird that it would be Sprite until I looked it up. I knew a Sprite was something generally thought to be related to elves and fairies but I found out the word actually comes from the Latin and means spirit.  It would be Holy Spirit in this case because it was pointed out to me that it was pure and unadulterated which only the Holy Spirit would be.

Meeting Joe and Verna Mirabal. Interesting names. Why dream of these particular people and names at this time if it didn’t mean anything. I took Verna to be the primary name that was most relevant but looked up the others as well and I have to say it paints and interesting picture.

Verna – Born in the spring or springtime

Joe or Joseph – “He (God) will add or give increase”

Mirabal – Mira – to look, survey or admire. Bal or val – valley

Kent – Highlands or coastland

20 minutes – Possibly early 2020

I believe it is possible that God is telling me by the power of the Holy Spirit which is what I need …. (not running shoes) that an event will occur in early 2020. We can’t outrun this thing by human endeavor and it will only be by the grace of God that warning will be issued to anyone who will listen closely for his voice. The name Verna suggests it will occur in spring, early Spring. The location is confirmed to be the Northwest Coastlands as represented by the words Kent and Valley (See below). It will be God himself who gives the increase (a double portion of judgment as indicated by the year 2020 – a 9 perhaps on the Richter scale corresponding with the size of shoes I was originally given.  Check out this article from the Seattle Times dated December 4, 2019 for corresponding information.

Quoting from said article:

“After a spurt of seismic activity this weekend.  Mt. Rainier National park was shaken by a 3.6 earthquake Sunday afternoon. 

The Quake hit at 12:31 p.m. and was felt as far as Kent, nearly 80 miles away, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The relatively shallow quake was centered roughly a mile beneath the earth’s surface.”

I also looked up Kent, Washington and found this –

“Kent is divided into three major regions: East Hill, the Valley, and West Hill. Downtown Kent is located on the east side of the valley; the rest of the valley is almost entirely covered by warehouses. Mt. Rainier is a prominent geographical landmark to the southeast.”

I almost didn’t write about this but the synchronicity of the details have convinced me otherwise. I am not a prophet or anything like that and I do not say “thus saith the Lord”  therefore I cannot tell anyone with any assurance that this will or will not happen. I am only reporting to you a dream I had in response to my prayers and concern for the safety of my daughter and her family along with the many others living in this beautiful but highly congested and volatile area. Make of it what you will.

And as always –

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 

 

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 26, 2019

Just This Close

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If you’re like me you have your favorite sites for obtaining prophecy updates each week. Pastor JD Faraq out of Calvary Chapel in Kaneohe, Hawaii is one of my favorites. He is so sincere and such a delight to watch. You can find him on YouTube for his weekly prophecy updates. If you have not listened to him before I encourage you to do so. You will not be disappointed.

I also like Paul Grevas  (from North Dakota, I believe) who writes a post each week on Facebook. I love his style, his optimism and his sense of humor. I’m not sure how you would find him if you’re not on Facebook but I thought I would post his latest here so that you (my readers) could enjoy his latest. And if you’re on FB and like him send him a friend request so that you can begin to get his updates as well.

The format on the link is kind of weird. It doesn’t present here quite like it does on FB but I hope you will enjoy it anyway.  It’s what he says that counts not the format anyway, right?  Friends, what can I say …… when you lay it all out there ….  we are surely there….. this old world couldn’t get much more crazy than it is right now. Actually, it probably could and will. Never the less, we are just that close! So enjoy Paul’s take on things and like I said if you like him and you’re on FB get on his friends list. You’ll be glad you did!

So without further adieu – here is the link.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2401573566760644&id=100007240716980

And as always,

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 19, 2019

Three Words – *Updated

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Correspondence from the USS Wisconsin on the date of its launching December 7, 1943

The USS Wisconsin BB-64 is an Iowa-class Battleship built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in Pennsylvania. It was commissioned in April 1944 and was launched on December 7, 1943 by Mrs. Walter Goodland, wife of the Governor of Wisconsin.

If you follow my blog, you will know that I have written extensively over the past few years regarding a dream I had in 2008. In the dream, I received a telephone call from a Wisconsin number which greeted me with one strange and sobering word -. doomsday. Not sure what that meant, I was then instructed to look out my window where I was able to see an atomic type mushroom cloud forming over the southern part of the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I was living on Oahu at the time so the dream was both startling and disturbing to say the least. Since that time I have written not only about my interpretation and understanding of that dream but also about two false alarms which happened recently regarding emergencies on the Island one of which involved a report of incoming missiles. If you would like to read these posts the links are here, here and here.

I’ve thought about it (the dream) a great deal over the years and have wondered at times if perhaps I was making more out of it than I should. Then in the early morning hours of October 15 (of this year) I had another very vivid dream which seemed to back up the first. So to start I will first relay the dream, then my interpretation and its possible connection to the previous dream.

THE DREAM – October 15, 2019

In this particular dream I was in a house that had the living quarters on the second story. I was busy putting away dishes in the kitchen and the television was going in the background. I remember thinking that it was nice having the television on as it provided some company in an otherwise silent house (which is strange because I am someone who never likes the television going unless I have something specific that I want to watch). So that was odd.

For some reason or other I decided to look out the windows which were shuttered. When I pulled the shutters back the first thing I saw was three people on ladders attempting to enter the house or perhaps look into the house. I also noticed that it had gotten eerily dark outside …. kind of gray and grainy – and the wind was blowing at hurricane force. Behind the people on the ladders in the far background I could see trees doubled over from the force of the wind. I don’t recall what type of trees they were – not pine trees, something more limber that could more easily bend. I don’t recall them being palm trees but they could have been. I was outraged by the people at the windows and went outside where I proceeded to knock them off their ladders. When they fell, they fell as straw men. Kind of like knocking a scarecrow over – although when they were standing at the windows they certainly were real flesh and blood. Why the wind didn’t blow them over I couldn’t say but that’s the nature of dreams as you know …. remember dreams are all about symbolism.

As I looked at the “strawmen” which had fallen to the ground I noticed a newspaper laying near them with the word Wisconsin prominently displayed on one corner. I bent over to pick it up and as I did the corner of the paper on which the word Wisconsin was written tore off in my hand. As it tore off a page beneath it was revealed which looked to be some kind of ad on which 0 percent financing on something or other was visible but I only got a brief look.

I then asked someone (who, I don’t know – it was not clear who I was speaking to) – but I said-

What does this mean?”

And the voice replied with these puzzling words – “three years ago you were given three words …..

… “three words” I asked – “what three words???? What three words!!!!

I was dumbfounded at this and desperate to know what the words were but it was not to be as the dream ended there and I woke up. It was 1:14 in the morning. I feel quite certain now that the three words were for me to figure out. The dream only ended because it was not intended for me to be given the answer. I had to search it out for myself.

The Interpretation:

First of all I want to thank my daughter who I often refer to as Seven Stars for her help in putting pieces together of puzzles that frankly I just find baffling. The Lord, of course is the one who lends understanding by the power of the Holy Spirit and to Him I give all the glory. And pray that somehow this post will be useful in bringing him honor in these last days.

1- Working in the kitchen in the house with the television going suggests to me that life is going along pretty much as normal. What is about to happen is not expected.

2Looking out the window – This was a common theme in both dreams. In the first dream instruction was given to look out the window where a nuclear type mushroom cloud was visible rising over the southern part of the island where I was living. In the second dream looking out the window revealed two things. Someone attempting to enter the house and the presence of a horrific wind blowing.

Looking out a window would then indicate being shown something. I think that’s pretty obvious.

3Wisconsin – In both dreams the word Wisconsin was prominent. Central, I would say to both dreams. In the first dream it was the place from which the phone call originated. The place from which I received the news – in other words the place from which I received the instruction to look out the window. In the second dream it was the news …. as it was largely displayed in the headline area on the newspaper which would indicate to me that the word Wisconsin will be intricately tied to a future event either by name or place.

4Wisconsin vs Hawaii – The location of the mushroom cloud in the first dream was in the Diamond Head area of Oahu which would include Pearl Harbor. And while the location of the second dream was not given I feel the word “Wisconsin” is connected to Hawaii because it was prominent in the first dream. Therefore the second dream in my opinion is clearly related to the first. Although it is entirely possible that Wisconsin itself may be the sight of a Pearl Harbor type event so I am not ruling that out at this time either.

It’s possible that Wisconsin is tied to Pearl Harbor by virtue of having a name similar to that of the ships that were sank – if you will remember they were named for states. The USS Arizona and the USS Utah. And although the USS Wisconsin had not yet been built the fact that it was launched on the anniversary of that catastrophic event two years later may be significant. And could indicate a second Pearl Harbor type event sometime in the future centered around the word Wisconsin. Either in Hawaii or in Wisconsin itself.

5Strawmen -The second dream seems to contain more information than the first. The people trying to come in to the house were not using the door. Jesus said in John 10:1:

” Truly, Truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door in to the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber”.

And when these “robbers” fell to the ground they became as straw. Which makes sense because our “works” if not founded in Christ will be burned up as straw. They just cannot stand.

Also, it could be said that they were attempting a surprise attack. Until looking out the window I did not know they were there.

6Headlines -Wisconsin was in the headline area of the paper but at the corner. I bent over to pick it up but when I did the corner where the word was written tore off in my hand. In the Bible when something was torn away it was usually the result of something very dramatic or as a result of great anguish. I’m thinking of when the veil of the temple was torn in two or when people would tear their clothing as an act of anguish and mourning. Apparently the “news” associated with Wisconsin will cause great anguish as something or someplace is completely “torn away”.

7The ad – Underneath where the paper had torn an ad was visible which I think showed a 0 and a percent mark. I am not absolutely certain though. The zero could indicate time as in “time is up” or perhaps, zero survivors of what is coming. The result I believe of the tearing away.

8The three words. This has been hard to identify and I have racked my brain and have only come up with one word so far that may pertain.

Three years ago in the fall of 2016 I put out a fleece before the Lord. I had some extended family visiting in New York at the time and I could not shake the feeling that something bad was going to happen while they were there. I agonized over notifying them to be extra careful if nothing else but decided first to put out a fleece. I was going for a walk that afternoon around my neighborhood. It was fall and the colors and the temperature were just beautiful for an afternoon walk. I live in a small town in New Mexico so I wanted to put out a fleece that I thought would be near impossible unless divinely given. So I ask God to show me the word Manhattan somewhere in my neighborhood during my walk. The chances of finding this word in a city where emblems of the American Southwest are prevalent was just about zero in my estimation. Which was fine as I intended to choose something that I would not easily come across. But lo and behold, as I came to the end of one of the streets I was walking down there was a scarlet red pickup truck backed in to the driveway of a house and on the front license plate was the word Manhattan. I couldn’t believe it. I think my heart stopped in my chest as I stared in disbelief. I had really not expected a result. It seemed like such a long shot. So I did alert my family and praise God nothing happened and they had a wonderful visit in New York. But still the question remains as to why the fleece was answered but seemed to have no connection to the visit of my family or New York at that time.

My daughter feels certain the word Manhattan was given for a later time. Its interesting to note that the code name for the Atomic Bomb as it was being developed in Alamogordo, New Mexico was the Manhattan project. So one of the words given to me three years ago seems to be linked to a atomic or nuclear event.

In Summary:

Based on the two dreams I have had (and the two false alarms the island of Oahu has experienced since January 2018) I feel a second Pearl Harbor (or Pearl Harbor like event) may occur sometime in the future. This brings me great distress as I lived on Oahu for 14 years and love it very much. I also have many friends still living there who are very dear to me. Nevertheless, this is what the dream(s) seems to indicate. It will be another surprise attack but because of the previous false warnings people will not take it seriously.

The word Wisconsin is a native American word which means “lies red”- a reference to the geology of the state which is known for red rocks along the Wisconsin River ….. a possible indication I believe of the bloody devastation that will take place as a result of this event. It is also possible that Hawaii is not the location but Wisconsin itself – as the heartland (of which I would consider Wisconsin to be part of) could be linked to the name of the woman who launched the ship – Mrs. Walter Goodland. The link then to Hawaii just an indication that another Pearl Harbor type event is somewhere in the future for either Hawaii or Wisconsin itself as I just said.

It’s been difficult writing this and I apologize if it is not clear. I cannot tell you with any certainty that dreams like this mean anything. But I do know that God often used dreams in the Bible for various things including the warning of people. Therefore, I’m praying that with God’s help I will be able to uncover the other two words which on doing so may unlock additional information regarding these dreams. Should that be the case I will certainly update this post or possibly add a part 2.

From my morning reading today:

“Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars from there I will bring you down. If thieves come to you, if robbers in the night – Oh, what a disaster awaits you – would they not steal only as much as they wanted? ….. those who eat your bread will set a trap for you but you will not detect it … the day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you and your deeds will return upon your own head.” Obadiah 1:4,5,7&15

*I found this to be interesting. The number of days between my dreams of 2/20/2008 and 10/15/2019 is 4,255 days …. almost the exact distance from Honolulu to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The actual distance is 4,227 miles. Add 23 miles from Mikwaukee to Germantown, WI (where the caller was from) and you get 4,250 miles. Five miles short of an exact match. Given that the area of Germantown is 34 miles it would be easy to add in that last 5 miles. Not sure what it all means but was astounded to see how close the two matched.

Until then, as always –

“Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 2, 2019

A Tale of Two Benjamins

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Benjamin Netanyahu and Benjamin (Benny) Gantz

If you have been following the strange tale of Israeli elections this year you know that what is happening is anything but ordinary; in fact, it is unprecedented. In the 70 year history of the nation this has never happened and the way things are looking it’s anyone’s guess how this may go. With a second election behind them and the looming possibility of a third it is fair to say that no one is happy as the two men cannot come to an agreement and neither can achieve the numbers they need to form a government.

I find it interesting that at the heart of this debacle is two men both named Benjamin. A name that is replete with scriptural implication and brings to mind of course the most famous Benjamin of the Bible, the youngest son of Jacob born to his second wife Rachel. As you will remember, Rachel died giving birth to Benjamin who was her second son and the last of the sons born to Jacob. With his older brother Joseph presumed dead by his father (but in reality sold in to slavery in Egypt by his brothers) Jacob doted on his youngest son the only remaining son of the wife he loved.

Indulge me in some speculation, if you will. I’m not a theologian but I think there might be some parallels by which we can draw a picture. And if any part of it is right we may be able to get a glimpse as to where things are headed and just how close we are to Jesus (of whom Joseph is a type) revealing himself to his brothers.

The first place I would like to start is with the premise that Benjamin is a type of Israel in the latter days. We know that Joseph is typically viewed to be a type of Christ. And just as Joseph forgave his brothers who had sold him in to slavery so will Christ forgive his brethren who rejected him. For it says in Zechariah chapter 12: 10 –

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves  for a first born son.”

It occurred to me as I thought about the strangeness of this election that Benjamin whose name means “Son of my right hand” or “Son of my old age” could be referring to Israel in the latter days – son of my old age. And when you think that it was through the death of Rachel that Benjamin was born it bolsters further the idea that one had to give way before the other could come. The death of Rachel was no accident and is surely a type in and of itself. Consider this:

Rachel died on Chesvan 11. Chesvan 11 is also the day Methuselah died. To me this indicates something of a transitional nature. Methuselah was the grandfather of Noah, the oldest man who ever lived who died just prior to the flood. Because Rachel died on that same day (Chesvan 11) – the same day Benjamin was born – I am led to believe that there is something beyond the original story itself.  And because there is no such thing as coincidence where the Bible is concerned, I think it bears further looking in to.

Now there was one person between Methuselah and Noah and that was Noah’s father  Lamech. So I see Lamech as a type of interim or interval between the death of Methuselah and the onset of the flood. It is somewhat unclear what the name Lamech means but it is generally translated as “made low” and yet it is also sometimes translated as “mighty”. Could it be possible that Lamech is a type and shadow of the interval that Israel would experience while dispersed among the nations – in other words when they were “made low”.  Yet since their rebirth in 1948 the nation has become one of the mightiest in the world in both armies and economy.

Looking at the current political situation it might be worthwhile to see what we can find. If you remember, it was Benjamin who was accused of stealing a silver cup from Joseph. And while Joseph had planted it there in order to test his brothers before revealing himself to them, I can’t help but think that there may be a testing of sorts going on between these two Benjamins. A testing that will somehow conclude with Jesus making himself known to his brothers. Not necessarily today or tomorrow but rather what I would call a part of the process that will bring about that conclusion.

We know that the details of the Deal of the Century – the so-called “Peace Plan” was to be revealed following the election. But due to the current political situation that has been put on hold. When can we expect it? I really don’t know but obviously the time is not right as of now. But with Bible prophecy moving at what I would call warp speed that could change at any time.

It is interesting that these two Benjamins alike in name but differing in their view of the future for Israel have reached a stalemate. Benny Gantz has the support of the Arab Israeli population and while he has not yet publicly come out in favor of the two-state solution, he certainly may. And Netanyahu who I believe is against it is embroiled in his own messy affairs with the possibility of being indicted on charges of bribery. As I understand it, he was hoping to deflect these charges by winning the election but of course that has not happened. And while I have no idea if he is guilty or not it still may be the equivalent of the silver cup in his pack. Silver in the Bible representing not only money but mourning, repentance and destruction. And now this morning, Benny Gantz in trouble as well facing accusations of war crimes by a Dutch court.  So both Benjamins are facing incredible personal struggles in addition to the political debacle they find themselves in.

Shifting gears just a little – how about the prediction by now deceased Rabbi Kaduri who left the dubious note to be read one year after his death regarding the identity of the Messiah whom he identified as Yeshua. I say dubious because the note also said (if I remember right) that the Messiah was presently hidden and living in obscurity in Israel  – now it’s entirely possible that those words were added by those who disliked what he had written (naming Yeshua as Messiah) in an effort to cast doubt on the authenticity of his note. I’m really not sure but I bring this up because Rabbi Kaduri also reportedly predicted a time when there would be no government after an election … an impasse as he called it that would result in what he referred to as a “heavenly battle” – a battle that would open the door (according to his prediction) to the coming of Messiah. Now again, I cannot vouch for these things and cannot tell you with any certainty whether he is talking about Yeshua or who we would refer to as the Anti-Messiah or Anti-Christ. What I do find fascinating is the similarity once again to a situation in the Bible.

I was discussing this latest prediction with my daughter who I often refer to as Seven Stars and found her take on the situation to be quite fascinating. She likened the situation (the potential dividing of the land) to the incident where two women both claimed a baby to be theirs. With incredible wisdom King Solomon heard their case and determined that the child should be split in two. Of course, the real mother spoke up and was willing to give the other woman the child rather than seeing it divided … while the other woman, the impostor was perfectly fine with splitting the child.

Now if we look at this child as Israel, we see two men both named Benjamin with two different views regarding the future of the state. One is most likely in favor of dividing it while the other is not. But this is a little different than the situation with King Solomon. In this case, both parties are men, not women.  Now as we all know men cannot give birth to anyone or anything and certainly did not give birth to the state of Israel (although men were involved in making it happen). But it was the Lord who brought her forth in birth.  And it will be the Lord who will battle for her existence. It will not be won by men.

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven….And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child”. Revelation 12: 7, 8 & 13.

The enemies of God boast of the destruction of Israel but there is nothing they can do to bring about her demise. The real battle is being fought in the heavenly realms and as mentioned before it will be God who fights the battle and God who will win on her behalf. And while the two Benjamins cannot agree as to the future of Israel this much is certain. Things are moving along right on schedule and her future could not be more bright. Therefore, we watch and wait.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: cindybythesea | September 14, 2019

The Face Of Evil

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Looking for the face of evil …. we found it …. not in places dark and sinister as we might have thought… but rather in the reflection of our own smiling faces.

I read a post this morning by Conservative author, Christian and Attorney Michael Snyder titled “Has America Become One Of The Most Evil Nations On The Entire Planet?” The information he provides is absolutely shocking; sickening really. Causing me to wonder how much lower we can go before the Lord unleashes much deserved judgment upon us.

If you have not already read this article I encourage you to do so now. It takes what we thought we knew about abortion (and the process involved) to a whole new level. May God help us and forgive us. One thing we cannot say is that we never knew.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 

 

 

 

Posted by: cindybythesea | September 12, 2019

America’s Funeral Dirge

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“The Devil led him (Jesus) up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, ‘I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me it will all be yours.’ Jesus answered, ‘It is written:  Worship the Lord your God and serve him only'” Luke 4:5-8

I have just been undone by the latest post by Serayah515 on American Pie that it’s just about all I can think about. It’s not his first work on the subject (I read the original years ago when he first published it) but reading it again (with its updates) it’s like reading it for the first time all over again. Moving, powerful and unsettling in thought and content. If you have not read it yet it is an absolute must. I warn you though it’s a little lengthy (as it needs to be) but wade through it. In small pieces if you must – chewing slowly as you go as it doesn’t go down easily.

As one who graduated from High School in the early 1970’s I loved my rock music (at that time) as much as the next guy or girl. Over the years that has pretty well faded for me and with my current level of hearing loss, well just about all music is lost to me anyway. But those tunes …. there is just something about them that sticks in the mind. I can sing, “hear” and feel those songs as clearly today as I could back then. Even though I seldom think about that music these days just the mention of a name (Nights in White Satin, for instance) will take me right back there and I am lost in the music once again. No pun intended.

I’d like to think there was something of value to the “soundtrack” of my youth but I’d be hard pressed to find that now. Years ago, after learning about backward masking I smashed all of the LP’s I owned wanting nothing more to do with the vile images contained within and without. But, ahhhh …. they are not so easily erased from the mind. Designed I believe with an inherent ability to stay with us. Kind of like a dormant virus – never gone … just waiting for the right conditions to cause pain and misery to its host.

Before I provide the link to this most important work by Serayah515 titled “The American Pie Prophecy: an End Times Lament for Babylon America” I just want to say one more thing.

The name – American Pie. What is a pie if not a foundation? A pie crust can hold fruit fillings, meat fillings, cheese, vegetables, you name it. It really is a foundation on which other things rest. I think therefore that it is a very appropriate and telling name for what has been dubbed by some as “America’s Funeral Dirge”.

The Bible says in Psalm 11:3

“If the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do?”

Yes, what can the righteous do? Well for one thing we can recognize it for what it is and repent for the part it has played in our lives. All of the ills we currently face (if you think about it) can be traced back to the 1960’s and the explosion of rock and roll (first across America ) and then across the globe.

” And as the flames climbed high in to the night ….  To light the sacrificial light …. I saw Satan laughing with delight … the day the music died”

With no further ado – here is the link.

https://serayah515.wordpress.com/

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Waiting and watching with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 

Posted by: cindybythesea | September 11, 2019

Without Remedy

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“But they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised his words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, until there was no remedy.” 2 Chronicles 36:16

In the photo above workers can be seen installing the beam signed by then President Barak Obama, his wife Michelle and other New York dignitaries including Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The words signed in red ink in the Presidents own hand read as noted below:

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Eight words and three affirmations of we.  We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger. We assume that we know who he is speaking of  when he says “we” – but do we really?  Remember …. rebuildcome backRemember, rebuild …. come back!

Whatever was intended by those words (for better or worse) have now been embedded in the 104th floor of the One World Trade Tower where they will stay until the Lord deems otherwise. An obvious throw back to the Tower of Babel in Genesis chapter 11 – its days (like the tower of old) may very well be numbered.

Speaking of the number 104  – it’s interesting to note that the 104th Psalm speaks of God as builder.  The beam He has placed.  Laying out in majestic prose this beautiful Psalm affirms God as both creator and master over all –  including climate – which does his will by just the breath of his word.

“He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants. He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.  Psalm 104: 2-5

Yet on June 25, 2013 President Obama took the opportunity to mock those who disagreed with him on climate change as the dumbest of the dumb …. flat earthers he called themA sly dig at anyone who does not have the kind of forward thinking that he does (at least in his opinion). You know, people who just will not move ahead with the times. People who insist on living their lives based on what he considers to be the failed patterns of the past.

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat earth society” he said. “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”

Not one for missing an opportunity to exalt himself and denigrate anyone who may disagree with him. The President uses fear and intimidation in making his point.  And why would that be important? Well, climate change is the stick of choice on which all of their policies hang in order to bring about the change they want.  And an effective stick it is. What they don’t realize or perhaps more accurately choose not to recognize is that climate is not theirs to manipulate. It belongs to the God of Psalm 104 who uses it at his will. Not theirs.

On the eve of the anniversary of 9/11 these are some of the things I am thinking about.   How much our country has changed since that fateful day. How we came to elect a man whose arrogance and pride have done more damage than the planes ever did in bringing down the towers.

But this is a new era, you say …. Trump is in office. Barak Obama is a has been. Well, maybe, maybe not. One thing for sure. The bold words he penned on the beam embedded on the 104th floor of the One World Trade Tower remain to this day. And the scripture is clear –  for those who mock –  there is no remedy. And that is something we really must think about.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 

 

 

 

Posted by: cindybythesea | September 6, 2019

Against A Purple Sky Revisited

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A few years ago I wrote a post titled Against a Purple Sky. It was based on a dream I had which seemed to indicate the serious spiritual condition we find ourselves in today. Both as a nation and as the Church. To tell you the truth I had pretty much forgotten about it until Vonna (one of my readers) brought it to my attention in the comments section today. Thank you Vonna!  Yes, the passing of Dorian off the coast of Florida yesterday created some of the most spectacular skies you could ever hope to see. And Vonna on seeing them remembered my post.

I’ve been wondering of course if the purple skies seen yesterday have any connection to the purple skies of my dream.  Purple skies are rare but not uncommon around hurricanes. And were seen last year with Hurricane Michael as well I am told. So, if there is any connection between Dorian and my dream of May 3, 2013 I really couldn’t say.  For those of you who would like to read the original post you can find it here.

Thank you for taking the time once again to visit Heaven Bound at CindybytheSea. I do appreciate it. and as always ….

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

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